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$71 Find cheap flights from Christchurch to Queenstown

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Christchurch to Queenstown departing on 1/12. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap flight deals from Christchurch to Queenstown (CHC-ZQN)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Christchurch to Queenstown that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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19:35 - 20:35CHC-ZQN
1h 00mdirect
07:20 - 08:15ZQN-CHC
0h 55mdirect
$147Air New Zealand
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Mon, 1 Jul - Sat, 6 Jul
19:35 - 20:35CHC-ZQN
1h 00mdirect
07:20 - 08:15ZQN-CHC
0h 55mdirect
$188Air New Zealand
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Mon, 2 Sep - Fri, 6 Sep
18:10 - 09:50CHC-ZQN
15h 40m1 stop
07:20 - 08:15ZQN-CHC
0h 55mdirect
Tue, 3 Sep - Fri, 6 Sep
09:40 - 16:15CHC-ZQN
6h 35m1 stop
07:20 - 08:15ZQN-CHC
0h 55mdirect
Wed, 4 Sep - Fri, 6 Sep
11:00 - 12:15CHC-ZQN
1h 15mdirect
07:20 - 08:15ZQN-CHC
0h 55mdirect
$206Air New Zealand
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Thu, 18 Jul - Mon, 22 Jul
19:35 - 20:35CHC-ZQN
1h 00mdirect
10:25 - 20:30ZQN-CHC
10h 05m1 stop
Mon, 2 Sep - Fri, 6 Sep
11:00 - 12:15CHC-ZQN
1h 15mdirect
07:20 - 08:15ZQN-CHC
0h 55mdirect
$212Air New Zealand
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Thu, 18 Jul - Mon, 22 Jul
09:40 - 16:15CHC-ZQN
6h 35m1 stop
10:25 - 20:30ZQN-CHC
10h 05m1 stop
$225Jetstar
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Wed, 4 Sep - Fri, 6 Sep
06:15 - 16:15CHC-ZQN
10h 00m1 stop
10:25 - 20:30ZQN-CHC
10h 05m1 stop
$381Jetstar
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Thu, 5 Sep - Fri, 6 Sep
06:15 - 12:10CHC-ZQN
5h 55m1 stop
10:45 - 17:35ZQN-CHC
6h 50m1 stop
$470Jetstar
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Mon, 25 Nov - Tue, 26 Nov

Flights from Christchurch to Queenstown - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Christchurch to Queenstown to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Christchurch to Queenstown?

The average price of all flights from Christchurch to Queenstown clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Your flight ticket price will generally be cheaper if you fly to Queenstown on a Monday and more expensive on a Friday. On your return trip to Christchurch, you should consider flying back on a Thursday, and avoid Sundays for better deals.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Christchurch to Queenstown?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Christchurch to Queenstown, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Christchurch to Queenstown is June, where tickets cost $280 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are February and August, where the average cost of tickets is $356 and $353 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Christchurch to Queenstown?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Christchurch to Queenstown, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Christchurch to Queenstown, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 84 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Christchurch to Queenstown?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets to Queenstown from Christchurch were found on Air New Zealand ($71) and Jetstar ($81), and the lowest return tickets were found on Air New Zealand ($147) and Jetstar ($225).

Which airlines fly direct between Christchurch and Queenstown?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Christchurch to Queenstown.
There is just one airline that flies from Christchurch to Queenstown direct and that is Air New Zealand. The best one-way deal found from Air New Zealand for the route is $162.

How many flights are there between Christchurch and Queenstown per day?

Each day, there are 4 direct flights that take off from Christchurch and land in Queenstown, with an average flight time of 1h 08m. The most common departure time is 08:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 28 flights and there are the same amount of flights each day 4.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Christchurch and Queenstown?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There is only one cabin class option available for the route, which is Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Christchurch to Queenstown take?

Direct flights from Christchurch generally make it to Queenstown in 1h 00m. The flying distance between the two cities is 557 km.

What’s the earliest departure time from Christchurch to Queenstown?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Christchurch at 08:40 and will be landing in Queenstown at 09:55.

What’s the latest departure time from Christchurch to Queenstown?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Christchurch to Queenstown jets off at 19:35 and lands at 20:35.

Good to know

Low season

March

High season

September

Cheapest flight

$71
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 6% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (1% more expensive on average)
Flight from Christchurch to Queenstown

When to book flights from Christchurch to Queenstown

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Christchurch to Queenstown based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking flights from Christchurch to Queenstown

  • What is the cheapest flight from Christchurch to Queenstown?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Christchurch to Queenstown was $44 for a one-way ticket and $91 for a return.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Christchurch to Queenstown?

    The ATR 72-201 / 202 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Christchurch to Queenstown flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Christchurch to Queenstown?

    Star Alliance, and oneworld are the airline alliances operating flights between Christchurch and Queenstown, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Christchurch to Queenstown?

    There are direct flights from Christchurch to Queenstown on a daily basis.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Christchurch to Queenstown?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Christchurch to Queenstown.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Christchurch to Queenstown?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Queenstown from Christchurch is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Christchurch to Queenstown?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Queenstown with an airline and back to Christchurch with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Christchurch to Queenstown?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Queenstown from Christchurch up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from Christchurch to Queenstown

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $88 or less one-way and $213 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Christchurch to Queenstown Intl?

Find which airlines fly direct from Christchurch to Queenstown Intl, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Christchurch to Queenstown Intl

Monday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +2 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +2 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +2 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +2 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +2 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +2 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +2 more

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Direct returns

Queenstown Intl to Christchurch

Monday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +2 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +2 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +2 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +2 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +2 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +2 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Qantas Airways

Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, +1 more

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Top airline flying from Christchurch to Queenstown

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Christchurch to Queenstown. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Christchurch to Queenstown? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8.1
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 595 reviews
8.7Crew
7.6Food
8.4Boarding
8.1Comfort
7.8Entertainment
Airline reviews

Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

8.0 ExcellentMichelle, Apr 2024NPL - AKL
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Short flight so no entertainment, turbulence so no food service - overall flight as expected

Great meal. Best seats ever! They need to teach other airlines how to do that.

Overall excellent but the Captain kept the seat belt sign on for far too long, especially at the beginning and end of the flight. It was 2 hours after take-off before the crew were able to start the service (on an 11 hour night flight, reducing our sleeping time) and the seat belt sign on went on during breakfast (90 mins before landing) and was not turned off again until we landed. This made for an uncomfortable journey of trying to limit fluid intake because it was unclear when the toilets would be available for use.

Food was not good. We asked for Muslim food and it was weird tasteless type of boiled veges.

Crew were pleasant, happy to be there and were a joy to be around. Entire operation was professional, well thought out and ran like a Swiss clock.

United flight from SFO to PDX was cancelled. I will ask for a refund. Had to book on Alaska

They announced food service but then never came around. We also couldn’t land so kept trying to get to runway and then had to come up and go around happened like 3 times and cause the child next to me to start throwing up

There was a snafu with confirming seats at check which left us in limbo for the second leg of our trip. I believe the ANZ app is not well integrated with the systems at the terminal resulting in this disconcerting error.

Flight attendants are always pleasant and helpful. Pilot kept us updated.

Just a hiccup being added to the NZ Traveller Declaration a bit late.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Christchurch to Queenstown found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
1/12Sun
directAir New Zealand
1h 15mCHC-ZQN
$71
3/9Tue
1 stopJetstar
15h 40mCHC-ZQN
$81
2/9Mon
directAir New Zealand
1h 00mCHC-ZQN
$88
7/9Sat
directAir New Zealand
1h 15mCHC-ZQN
$94
8/9Sun
directAir New Zealand
1h 15mCHC-ZQN
$97
4/9Wed
1 stopJetstar
6h 35mCHC-ZQN
$100
7/12Sat
directAir New Zealand
1h 15mCHC-ZQN
$105
7/9Sat
directAir New Zealand
1h 15mCHC-ZQN
$115
8/9Sun
1 stop
3h 55mCHC-ZQN
$128
12/7Fri
directAir New Zealand
1h 15mCHC-ZQN
$134

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Christchurch - Queenstown Flights

Departure:

Christchurch (CHC)New Zealand

Destination:

Queenstown (ZQN)New Zealand

Return flight deals:

Queenstown - Christchurch

Cabin classes:

$167